Golden Age

Glamorous Cleopatra necklace in gold, around 1965

It is no coincidence that the years after the Second World War are considered the last, great phase of Hollywood's "Golden Age". More and more lavish films were made in the big film studios, and the influence of expensive film productions and glamorous film stars radiated into people's private lives. The present necklace bears witness to this: this type is also called a "Cleopatra" necklace and found great popularity after the release of the monumental film of the same name starring Elizabeth Taylor in 1963, in which similar jewelry was shown. The name refers to fringe necklaces made of gold that lie flat and fanned out like a collar on the décolleté. Here the fringes are worked particularly narrowly, as small ovals with a ball at the lower end. This way, nothing stands out and the necklace looks like a shimmering, soft band of gold when worn. It is pleasant that the necklace lies softly and comfortably on the décolleté due to the narrow elements. This creates a rich, effective play of light on the gold and the piece of jewellery does without any trimmings. The necklace is in excellent condition. The hallmarks suggest that it was made in Germany. A wonderful piece of Midcentury jewellery history!

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.